News archive from 23 August 2015

North Sea oil revenues drop to an all-time low

North Sea oil revenues drop to an all-time low

OIL revenues from the North Sea plummeted by a factor of almost six in just a year, according to Scottish Government figures revealing that the money made from Scotland's off-shore industry has fallen to its lowest ever level. Economists warned that...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Pressure on Police Scotland over ‘bad news’ survey

Pressure on Police Scotland over ‘bad news’ survey

POLICE Scotland is being urged to publish the results of a major staff survey which senior officers expected would bring "bad news" for the force. Scottish Labour’s new justice spokesman Graeme Pearson, himself a former police officer, said...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
‘Poverty premium’ forces poor to pay 10% more

‘Poverty premium’ forces poor to pay 10% more

PEOPLE living in poverty pay around 10 per cent more than average for essential goods and services - a "poverty premium" which can push people on low incomes into crisis, a report has warned. Citizens Advice Scotland’s Poverty Premium report...

Scotsman, 00:01 in Politics
 
Port Vale 3, Doncaster 0: Rovers boss says they couldn't handle Uche Ikpeazu

Port Vale 3, Doncaster 0: Rovers boss says they couldn't handle Uche Ikpeazu

HONEST Doncaster manager Paul Dickov said his side couldn't handle their former striker Uche Ikpeazu in their 3-0 defeat at Port Vale. Sam Foley missed an 11th-minute penalty for Vale but the home side still claimed a comfortable win thanks to Foley's...

 

'Angry' and 'Hungry' Manchester City keen to maintain title-winning form against Everton

City after two thumping 3-0 wins against West Brom and Chelsea have been installed as the bookies' favourites to land the title. Manager Manuel Pellegrini isn't surprised at his side's turbo charged opening. He revealed: "I was very happy with...

 

Swansea boss Garry Monk believes Shelvey's form should put him in contention for England

Swansea midfielder Shelvey has been in fine form during the early stages of the season, and is pushing for a place in Hodgson's squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against San Marino and Switzerland. The former Liverpool playmaker, who has one cap to...

 

Said & Done: Karl Oyston; Sergio Ramos; and players bottling fans

Quote of the week Blackpool, distancing themselves from an official club Twitter account which called fans “typical arsehole wankers”. The club – with Karl Oyston back from his six-week ban for calling a fan “a massive retard” “thick twat” “special...

Guardian, 00:05 in Sport
 
To infinity and beyond for teen Scots explorers

To infinity and beyond for teen Scots explorers

SMALL steps by Scottish teenagers in the wilds of Greenland could lead to giant strides for the space industry. Although the main aim of the charity taking a selected groups of Wishaw schoolchildren on the expedition is to boost their confidence and...

 
Razor wire and machine-guns at Macedonia border

Razor wire and machine-guns at Macedonia border

THOUSANDS of rain-soaked migrants, including many women and children, were trapped yesterday on the border between Greece and Macedonia, as Macedonian police blocked them from entering the country and heading north towards the European Union. On...

 
Passengers thwart terrorist attack on French train

Passengers thwart terrorist attack on French train

A BRITON and three Americans have been hailed as heroes after they overpowered a heavily armed gunman on a French train. The passengers helped thwart what authorities believe to have been a terror attack by a man suspected of having radical Islamist...

 
First Great Western rail 24 hour strike goes ahead

First Great Western rail 24 hour strike goes ahead

Rail services are set to be disrupted as a strike by workers at First Great Western (FGW) gets underway. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) walked out for 24 hours from midnight as part of dispute over the introduction of new...

BBC, 00:07 in Regional
 

Roger Federer dazzles to beat Andy Murray in Cincinnati Masters

Andy Murray lost to Roger Federer for the fifth time in a row but was left with the minor consolation that Novak Djokovic might beat the rejuvenated maestro in Sunday’s final of the Cincinnati Masters and thus preserve his own second seeding for the...

Guardian, 00:08 in Sport
 
Violent thug beds his ex-girlfriend then stabs her new partner with scissors when he arrives home unexpectedly

Violent thug beds his ex-girlfriend then stabs her new partner with scissors when he arrives home unexpectedly

A THUG slept with his ex then stabbed her new partner in the neck when he arrived home unexpectedly. Cornelius Martin, 25, has been jailed for knifing Stewart McMahon with a pair of scissors – severing an artery and veins in a breakfast-time...

 
Heading for the Edinburgh Festival - then why not forget that B&B and check out a kinky torture dungeon for rent instead?

Heading for the Edinburgh Festival - then why not forget that B&B and check out a kinky torture dungeon for...

VISITORS to the Edinburgh Festival are being given the chance to ditch their B&B – for some S&M. A kinky torture dungeon complete with cage is available to rent, according to an advert on a popular site for visitors. The ad was put on Airbnb...

 
Culinary crisis is on the menu as Scotland's curry kings gather in bid to halt decline of Indian restaurant businesses

Culinary crisis is on the menu as Scotland's curry kings gather in bid to halt decline of Indian restaurant...

MORE than 150 owners of the country’s top Indian restaurants are to hold ­crisis talks at a major curry summit. The worried owners will gather to look at ways of halting the decline in the once booming multi­million-pound business. First Minister...

 


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